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Wed May 23, 2012, 07:22 AM

Pakistani doctor imprisoned for helping CIA find bin Laden

Source: Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani doctor accused of helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison, television channels and a local government official said.


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE84M0MM20120523

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Reply Pakistani doctor imprisoned for helping CIA find bin Laden (Original post)
shawn703 May 2012 OP
Botany May 2012 #1
may3rd May 2012 #10
marble falls May 2012 #2
Nihil May 2012 #4
dotymed May 2012 #5
RitchieRich May 2012 #3
cosmicone May 2012 #6
Comrade Grumpy May 2012 #7
cosmicone May 2012 #13
Arctic Dave May 2012 #15
may3rd May 2012 #11
cosmicone May 2012 #12
Turbineguy May 2012 #8
tabasco May 2012 #9
rayofreason May 2012 #14
cosmicone May 2012 #16
rayofreason May 2012 #17
Enrique May 2012 #18
rug May 2012 #19
Enrique May 2012 #20
rug May 2012 #21

Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:30 AM

1. Our good friends the Pakistanis



This shows that Obama was correct in not telling the Pakistani government
that we were going after bin Laden.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. A tribal court found him guilty of treason.

 

sharia law rules in the badlands.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 07:33 AM

2. Why would Panetta expose an asset?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. It's cheaper than a witness protection programme.

You think that Panetta (et al) actually cares about a one-off asset after they've delivered?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:29 AM

5. Many Reasons...mostly, they could care less.

Probably, he was a 1 time asset. The Paks wanted it, they spied on us, we made no secret of his identity, someone was paid-off, etc...
He was never in "the circle" so never given any consideration.....we are so well represented.



Since it is election time, I will add a disclaimer: I am definitely not blaming President Obama. Maybe it is the long established "culture"
(in "politics") that encourages this attitude, or just a "because I can" outlook.....

"Paks" is referring to TPTB in Pakistan.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 08:17 AM

3. move along, nothing to see here...

"...According to the Congressional Research Service, Pakistan has received more than 20 Billion Dollars, since 2002. ..."

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_money_does_the_US_give_to_Pakistan_every_year#ixzz1vh7kEd9J

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 11:02 AM

6. Pakistan if a fucked up non-state

I wish we had invaded Pakistan instead of Iraq and put it to bed forever.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 02:02 PM

7. Obsessive hatred of Pakistan is probably a pathology.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #7)

Wed May 23, 2012, 10:06 PM

13. Wrong on both counts...

neither obsessive, nor hatred.

Pakistan is terror-central. The whole world knows that.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #13)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:51 AM

15. Wrong, the US is.

 

No joke, we contribute to more terrorism around the world then Pakistan could dream of.

Quickly, how many people have Pakistan help murder in Latin America?

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #6)

Wed May 23, 2012, 05:41 PM

11. pak army has nukes

 

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Response to may3rd (Reply #11)

Wed May 23, 2012, 09:32 PM

12. But no delivery system to hit the US. n/t

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 04:26 PM

8. These Pakistani's

take their embarrassment seriously.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Wed May 23, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. The same guys AWOL Bush trusted to "guard the border" during Tora Bora

because the corrupt Cheney oil cabal had US troops on-hold to invade Iraq.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:00 AM

14. Bad outcome for US, Administration failure.

What message does this send to other potential "helpers" of the US? When the going gets tough...you are on your own.

We should have spirited him out of Pakistan as soon as we knew there was trouble, or at least told the asshole generals that we will turn the $$ spigot on super low if they don't let us get him out. As it is, he is hung out to dry.

I have no doubt that an Obama electoral victory in the fall will owe some thanks to the political milage gained from getting Bin Ladin. This is a pretty shitty way to thank someone who provided critical intelligence that allowed the administration to make the move. We need to get him out of there, turn this into a big win for the administration, and send the message "Side with Obama and the US and you will be protected."

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Response to rayofreason (Reply #14)

Thu May 24, 2012, 12:57 AM

16. That is exactly the intent of the pakistanis.

I must say that there must be maneuvers going on behind the scenes that we don't know about.

I'll wait before blaming Obama.

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Response to cosmicone (Reply #16)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:47 PM

17. today's news is cause for optimism

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:51 PM

18. what country would NOT jail this man?

look what he did:

Shakil Afridi was accused of running a fake vaccination campaign, in which he collected DNA samples, that is believed to have helped the American intelligence agency track down bin Laden in a Pakistani town.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Thu May 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

19. I don't understand the charge.

If it's running a fake vaccination campaign, that's not 30 years.

If it's espionage for a foreign power, that's treason.

We either need better information or better links.

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Response to rug (Reply #19)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:26 PM

20. immunizations are nothing to mess with in Pakistan

the CIA needs to be held accountable as well for this recklessness.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18186393

In the global fight against polio, Pakistan is the key battleground, with the highest number of cases in the world.

Nearly 200 children were paralysed here in 2011 - the worst figures in 15 years. And the Pakistani strain of the virus has crossed borders - causing outbreaks in Afghanistan and China.

The Pakistan government has already declared polio to be a national emergency. A small army of health workers - 88,000 - is targeting 33m children for vaccination.

But officials admit as many as three quarters of a million children still have not been immunized.

The government says immunization campaigns have been disrupted in recent years by a number of factors, including heavy flooding and military campaigns against the Taliban.

There has been opposition too from some powerful clerics - and damage was done by the fake CIA vaccination campaign which helped to locate Osama Bin Laden in the Pakistani city of Abbotabad.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #20)

Thu May 24, 2012, 02:35 PM

21. Ok. But did he get 30 for this or for handing the results to the CIA?

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